Baltimore Orioles All Time Starting Lineup

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The Baltimore Orioles can trace their roots back to 1901 as the Milwaukee Brewers. Over the years they have been known as the Milwaukee Brewers (1901), St. Louis Browns (1902-1953), as we know them today the Baltimore Orioles (1954-Present). The organization has made 13 playoff appearances, won 6 pennants, and 3 world championship. They have retired 6 numbers. Earl Weaver (4), Brooks Robinson (5), Cal Ripken, Jr (8), Frank Robinson (20), Jim Palmer (22), and Eddie Murray (33).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

Chris Hoiles

Chris Hoiles, 1993

Key Stats: 6.8 WAR, .310/.416/.585, 80 R, 130 H, 28 2B, 29 HR, 82 RBI, 69 BB, 1.001 OPS, 1.3 dWAR, 41% CS

 

First Base

George Sisler, 1920

Key Stats: 9.8 WAR, .407 (1st AL)/.449/.632, 137 R, 257 H (1st AL), 49 2B, 18 3B, 19 HR, 122 RBI, 42 SB, 1.082 OPS, 399 TB

 

Second Base

Roberto Alomar

Roberto Alomar, 1996

Key Stats: 5.3 WAR, .328/.411/.527, 132 R, 193 H, 43 2B, 4 3B, 22 HR, 94 RBI, 17 SB, 90 BB, .938 OPS, 310 TB, 12 SF, 10 IBB

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger

 

Third Base

Brooks Robinson, 1964

Key Stats: 8.1 WAR (1st AL), .317/.368/.521, 82 R, 194 H, 35 2B, 3 3B, 28 HR, 118 RBI (1st AL), .889 OPS, 319 TB, 10 SF, 10 IBB, 2.2 dWAR

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, AL MVP

 

Shortstop

Cal Ripken, Jr

Cal Ripken, Jr, 1991

Key Stats: 11.5 WAR (1st AL), .323/.374/.566, 99 R, 210 H, 46 2B, 5 3B, 34 HR, 114 RBI, .940 OPS, 368 TB (1st AL), 15 IBB, 3.4 d WAR

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, AL MVP

 

Left Field

Ken Williams, 1922

Key Stats: 7.9 WAR, .332/.413/.627, 128 R, 194 H, 34 2B, 11 3B, 39 HR (1st AL), 155 RBI (1st AL), 37 SB, 74 BB, 1.040 OPS, 367 TB (1st AL)

 

Center Field

Brady Anderson

Brady Anderson, 1996

Key Stats: 6.9 WAR, .297/ .396/.637, 117 R, 172 H, 37 2B, 5 3B, 50 HR, 110 RBI, 21 SB, 76 BB, 1.034 OPS, 369 TB, 22 HBP (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, 9th in MVP

 

Right Field

Frank Robinson, 1966

Key Stats: 7.7 WAR (1st AL), .316 (1st AL)/.410 (1st AL)/.637 (1st AL), 122 R (1st AL), 182 H, 34 2B, 2 3B, 49 HR (1st AL), 122 RBI (1st AL), 87 BB, 1.047 OPS (1st AL), 367 TB (1st AL), 7 SF (1st AL), 11 IBB

Awards: AL All-Star, AL MVP

 

Designated Hitter

Miguel Tejada, 2004

Key Stats: 7.3 WAR, .311/.360/.534, 107 R, 203 H, 40 2B, 2 3B, 34 HR, 150 RBI (1st AL), .894 OPS, 349 TB, 14 SF (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 5th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer, 1975

Key Stats: 8.4 WAR (1st AL), 23 Wins (1st AL), 2.09 ERA (1st AL), 2.96 FIP, 25 CG, 10 SHO (1st AL), 323 IP, 193 K, 1.031 WHIP, .216 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, AL CY Young, 6th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Hoyt Wilhelm, 1959

Key Stats: 7.6 WAR, 15 Wins, 2.19 ERA (1st AL), 3.22 FIP, 13 CG, 3 SHO, 226 IP, 139 K, 1.128 WHIP, .224 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star

 

Starting Pitcher

Mike Mussina

Mike Mussina, 1992

Key Stats: 8.2 WAR, 18 Wins, 2.54 ERA, 3.19 FIP, 8 CG, 4 SHO, 241 IP, 130 K, 1.079 WHIP, .239 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, 4th in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Dave McNally, 1968

Key Stats: 6.0 WAR, 22 Wins, 1.95 ERA, 2.76 FIP, 18 CG, 5 SHO, 273 IP, 202 K, 0.842 WHIP (1st AL), .182 BAA

Awards: 5th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Erik Bedard, 2007

Key Stats: 5.7 WAR, 13 Wins, 3.16 ERA, 3.19 FIP, 1 CG, 1 SHO, 182 IP, 221 K, 1.088 WHIP, 7.0 H/9 (1st AL), 10.9 K/9 (1st AL), .212

Awards: 5th in CY Young

 

Closer

Zach Britton

Zach Britton, 2.5 WAR, 37 SV, 71, 1.65 ERA, 3.13 FIP, G, 76 1/3 IP, 62 K, 0.904 WHIP, .178 BAA

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